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What do you need from me?

Full name and date of birth of the Home Person, as bare minimum. The more you can provide me with at the outset, the better. This could be online research or photos/documents you send to me electronically - Every project is different. 


I’ve already done some research, can you use that?

Absolutely. You can send me an invite to an online tree or send me scanned copies of paper documents. I’ll sense check everything, amend where necessary and build from there.

How long does it take?

Projects vary but typically take anywhere from 4-8 weeks from the time both your deposit and initial information has been received. A quicker turnaround is sometimes possible, on request. Projects for milestone birthdays, Christmas gifts etc should be booked well in advance.

How do you calculate your prices?

All prices are based on research time, plus costs of genealogical documentation (e.g. Birth, Marriage and Death certificates), subscriptions, printing, frames, postage and packaging and VAT – all of which are included in the overall price.


What areas do you research?

The UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and Ireland, USA, Australia and some areas of Europe.


How far back do you go?

Projects typically trace ancestors back to the late 1700s, early 1800s. My area of expertise is in people born after Civil Registration became law in England and Wales (1837).

Do I need to do a DNA test?

Not as standard. It might be required if there’s a chance it can break a brick wall (additional charge of £79 applies).


Do you cater for vision impairments?

I’ve regularly made books and family trees with large/bold text and in some cases, white text on black background (usually for older people) – always at no extra cost.

Can I have extra copies?

Of course, as many as you like. Additional Framed Family Trees are £30 each and Family History Books, £60. These costs include postage & packaging to UK mainland addresses.

Do you ship to international addresses?

Yes. Additional charges apply.

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